I was doomed from the get-go. My really formative years were during the post-Sputnik era, when I discovered speculative or science-fiction literature. As a result, I would have given anything to be able to travel to other, vastly different, worlds.
There are a couple of really pronounced and obvious ecological differences between the terrestrial habitat and the marine one, and no, it isn’t that one is wetter than the other….
A historic mating of Leafy Sea Dragons, Phycodurus eques, is reported by Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm in Hawaii
Here is an interesting 250-gallon (950-L) reef aquarium owned by Greg Heifner in Colombia, Missouri.
Contrary to popular wisdom, coral reefs in remote areas have the potential to rebound from bleaching events and in time frames that marine biologists find astonishing.